I hope you read this since I found something interesting on the Ellis Island registry of passangers arriving there. In 1920 Albert M. Arends age 26 came to New York by boat from Caracas. This coincides with Uncle Mocky's age at that time and I was wondering if it could have been him. When looking at the family tree listing he is the only one that matches this. I wonder if he had been there for a while or not. My parents did tell me about an uncle that went to NY and returned to Aruba because of the cold I was wondering if it was him.
I know your father very well and I have just seen him recently. I am about his age but I am from the generation of his mother who is my first cousin. My dad was the youngest brother of your great-grandfather. I am looking for links of the family to Holland but I am stuck at Johannes Jacobus Arends born in 1760.
I you have any further information that can be helpful I am planning to branch out into my generation and perhaps further. My name is seen above but everyone know me as Doppie when I was living in Aruba. I used to hang out with your dad and I have not seen him in ages and I was happy to see him last week when I was there.